BIOGRAPHY

Sussex-based Welsh soprano Catrin Woodruff has recently completed her studies at The Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she studied with Wilma MacDougall and was a grateful recipient of funding from the RCS Trust, The Countess of Munster Trust and the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship Trust. She previously studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of York.

 

Operatic roles include Belinda Dido and Aeneas, Thérèse Les Mamelles de Tirésias (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Eltruda The Masque of Alfred, Beatrice Much Ado About Nothing (Northern Opera Group),  Carolina Il Matrimonio Segreto, Elvira L'Italiana in Algeri (Pop-up Opera), Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera dei Lumi), Dido Dido & Aeneas (Brighton Early Music Festival), and Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly (Bergen National Opera).

 

Also at home on the concert platform, recent oratorio engagements include Britten’s War Requiem at York Minster, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle with Liverpool Welsh Choral, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with RCS Voices, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with Eastbourne Choral Society and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor at Paisley Abbey. Catrin recently appeared with Edvard Grieg Kor in a recent tour of Peter Grimes with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Ed Gardner, which has also been recorded for release on the Chandos label in 2020.

Catrin was the winner of the 2018 Norma Grieg French Song Prize at the RCS, and was runner-up at Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod International Voice of the Future 2017.

 

Catrin is a Samling Artist.